plaque that you all season. this meeting and is dedicated in memory of gabe zimmerman who was shot and killed serving the people of arizona, while carrying out his duties as an aide to representative gabby giffords. his dedication to community and to the democratic process inspires all of us to help each other as fellow human beings and as citizens of a caring nation. we are honored today to be joined soon by the vice president of the united states. we're especially grateful for the members of congress that are here. gabe's colleagues, friends, and loved ones who'v who have made y possible. with us today are also congresswoman gabby giffords, her husband mark kelly, gabe's parents, emily nottingham and ross zimmerman. and at this time of it like to invite father conway to come up and give the invocation. >> let us pray. lord, god, creator of all, the eternal wisdom, you are the glory of the leaders in the life of the just. your servant, gabe zimmerman, live in a large world, loved his family and his friends, yet chose to serve you by helping many others who serve us in government.